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  Fact check Ghanaian President didn t ask Tinubu to give Peter Obi a chance Fact check Ghanaian President didn t ask Tinubu to give Peter Obi a chance By Ibukun Emiola CLAIM A tweet NAAkufoAddo claiming that the Ghanaian President asked Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to give Peter Obi a chance The message that circulated on twitter handle NAAkufoAddo on Aug 9 2022 claimed that the Ghanaian President Akufo Dankwa Addo asked Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu the Presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress APC to give Peter Obi a Presidential candidate of the Labour Party a chance and seek treatment for his health VERIFICATION The News Agency of Nigeria found out that the twitter handle NAAkufoAddo that circulated the message doesn t exist on twitter or has been pulled down This is a case of impersonation as the perpetrator used a similar twitter account NAAkufoAddo that almost resembled that of the Ghanaian President However the Ghanaian President on his verified twitter handle NAKufoAddo said the information was false and mischievous with no iota of truth whatsoever in it https high commission refutes akufo addos alleged letter advising tinubu to step aside for peter obi The message came as a means of influencing Nigerians on their choice of Presidential Candidate as Nigeria prepares for its general elections in 2023 VERDICT NAN has found that the claim being circulated on twitter is FALSE NewsSourceCredit NAN
Fact-check: Ghanaian President didn’t ask Tinubu to give Peter Obi a chance

1 Fact-check: Ghanaian President didn’t ask Tinubu to give Peter Obi a chance

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2 Fact-check: Ghanaian President didn’t ask Tinubu to give Peter Obi a chance
By Ibukun Emiola
CLAIM: A tweet @NAAkufoAddo claiming that the Ghanaian President asked Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to give Peter Obi  a chance
The message that circulated on twitter handle @NAAkufoAddo on Aug. 9, 2022 claimed that the Ghanaian President, Akufo Dankwa Addo, asked Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to give Peter Obi, a Presidential candidate of the Labour Party ‘a chance and seek treatment for his health’.

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3 VERIFICATION: The News Agency of Nigeria found out that the twitter handle @NAAkufoAddo that circulated the message doesn’t exist on twitter or has been pulled down.

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5 This is a case of impersonation as the perpetrator used a similar twitter account @NAAkufoAddo that almost resembled that of the Ghanaian President .

6 However, the Ghanaian President on his verified twitter handle @NAKufoAddo said the information was “false and mischievous with no iota of truth whatsoever in it”.

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The message came as a means of influencing Nigerians on their choice of Presidential Candidate as Nigeria prepares for its general elections in 2023.
VERDICT: NAN has found that the claim being circulated on twitter is FALSE.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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